Hickory Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Have you been injured or suffered illness while in the military? You may be entitled to disability benefits from the VA and you might be searching for a Hickory veterans benefits lawyer.
A veterans benefits lawyer at Riddle & Brantley serving the Hickory NC area may be able to help. We’ve been helping our North Carolina heroes get the benefits they need and deserve for years and we fight tirelessly for our clients.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Hickory and western North Carolina, please call 1-800-525-7111.
You can also complete the fast and easy online form if you prefer.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive the VA disability payments you are entitled to.
“By far the best law firm that actually cares about helping veterans.”
–B.F., Riddle & Brantley client
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let an experienced VA disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley review your case.
VA-Accredited Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Our VA disability team is led by Scott Scurfield, a VA-accredited veterans benefits lawyer who has been helping veterans with their disability applications since 2011. This is important because attorney have only been allowed to represent veterans in these cases since 2007.
Our veterans benefits team is also supported by a staff of dedicated paralegals and case managers, each of whom strives to treat clients like family.
For a FREE case review with a VA disability lawyer serving the Hickory NC area, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There are no upfront costs and absolutely no attorney fees unless we are successful in getting you the VA disability benefits you need and deserve.
“I’m proud to serve those who have served our country. In fact, it’s an honor and a privilege.”
-Scott Scurfield, VA-accredited veterans benefits lawyer, Riddle & Brantley
Why Riddle & Brantley?
At Riddle & Brantley, we are proud to serve those who have served our country.
Many of our attorneys and staff have close family ties to the United States military, and we have offices conveniently located near North Carolina’s largest military installations, including:
- Fort Bragg in Fayetteville
- Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville
- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro
- Cherry Point in Havelock
“We’re proud to serve those who have defended our freedoms and believe Justice Counts for North Carolina veterans.”
–Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
“Do I qualify for veterans disability benefits?”
If you served our country and suffered a “service-related” disability, you may qualify for veterans disability benefits.
Please note that you do not need to have been injured in combat in order to qualify for veterans disability.
In general, in order to qualify for VA disability benefits, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have served in active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training
- Have suffered at least parital disability due to a “service-related” injury or illness
- Have received a discharge other than dishonorable
In addition to this criteria, you must also:
- Provide medical evidence of your disability (in the form of a C&P or “compensation and pension” exam)
- Provide evidence that your disability-causing injury or illness was suffered in the course of your military service
The VA disability system can be complicated, and cases often take more than a year to work their way through. If you’re serious about getting benefits, it makes sense to hire a veterans benefits lawyer with experience handling cases in Hickory and western North Carolina.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans benefits lawyer serving Hickory NC, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There are never any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive VA disability benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free case review.
“I need to increase my VA disability rating. What can I do?”
The VA assigns every veteran applying for disability a VA disability rating. This number is an estimate of the degree of your disability, and takes the form of a percentage in increments of ten. For example, you might have a VA disability rating of 10%, or 70% or even 100%.
The higher your disability rating, the higher your monthly VA disability payment will be, so your disability rating is tremendously important.
In some cases, the VA does not assign a reasonable disability rating given the extent of your condition and its impact on your daily life.
In these instances, a veterans benefits lawyer serving Hickory NC may be able to help get you a higher disability rating.
Generally speaking, you have one year from the VA’s disability rating decision to appeal. A VA disability lawyer at Riddle & Brantley serving Hickory and western NC can help you determine the best legal path forward.
For a FREE consultation with a veterans disability lawyer serving Hickory and greater North Carolina, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive veterans benefits.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.
“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”
–Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client
If you need to appeal a VA rating decision, we would love to help however we can. For decades, we’ve fought for North Carolina veterans — including many in the Hickory area — and consider it an honor.
We strive to provide excellent client service and treat every client as though they are family.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s discuss your case for veterans benefits.